Is it a legally binding document? They can change at any time and without notice. Who is to say what you just read, and apparently agreed to, didn't change in the few seconds it took you to post something.
How can you prove someone has read or not read it when something goes to court?
ToS of this comment: If you read this, you owe me 10 dollars.
Stupid, isn't it?
If you read this, you owe me 10 dollars.
So this is the email disclaimer argument. Email disclaimers are admittedly useless, but unless they stop being common-place, they will become accepted.
For example, we profile your browsing habits and what you're interested in, and sell that to advertisers who attempt to predict your interests in porn, our most lucrative information sharing market. Recent web browser updates have prevented us from directly querying your history, but our statistics indicate that you might be interested in child models.
i think it's a brilliant idea to have a few standard privacy policies and/or terms of service documents where the service provider just fills in the blanks, a la GPL or BSD licenses.
Sorry but this kind of snark does nothing to further the privacy debate.
"We’re just suckers for guys with crew cuts carrying subpoenas, of for guys who look like or sound like or whose emails look like they have crew cuts and carry subpoenas, or for guys who were able to persuade us that they look like they have crew cuts and carry subpoenas"